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Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.

Duct Tape Dilemma

February 5th, 2013

Should a middle school teacher lose her job for posting a picture of her students on Facebook?


Where Kindness is King

January 29th, 2013

Three students surprise a beloved classmate with the homecoming crown. We offer questions on kindness and difference.

A Hero’s Fall from Grace

January 22nd, 2013

Lance Armstrong’s confession sparks questions about winning, cheating, lying and forgiveness.

Should Celebrities Think Twice About the Products They Endorse?

January 10th, 2013

A columnist has criticized Beyonce for endorsing Pepsi. Do you agree?

Talking About Giving

December 14th, 2012

These age-appropriate conversation ideas will get your kids thinking (and talking!) about giving.

Election Inspection

November 14th, 2012

Costing nearly $6 billion, the November election was the most expensive ever. Should we curtail campaign spending?

A Little Boy With A Big Heart

September 27th, 2012

Wyatt Erber didn’t hesitate to give his prize money to a 2-year-old neighbor who needed chemotherapy.

Crimson With Shame

September 5th, 2012

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that there would be cheating in a course called “Introduction to Congress”…

What Did Your Family Think of the Olympic Games?

August 14th, 2012

The 2012 Olympics gave us a lot to talk about, so we couldn’t resist writing a dinner conversation post about them…

Dark Clouds Over Happy Valley

August 1st, 2012

When you think of Harvard or Yale, you think of academics. When you think of the Universities of North Carolina or Kentucky, what comes to mind?

Life Saved. Job Lost.

July 12th, 2012

A man was drowning off Hallendale Beach in Florida the other day. Someone ran up to a lifeguard seeking help, and the lifeguard jumped into action.

School Days, Cruel Days

June 27th, 2012

t’s been all over the news and the talk of the internet. A bullying incident on a school bus was taken to a whole new level. The victim wasn’t another student, but a bus monitor.